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04/18/2010 02:57 PM

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MissStacey
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The 555's are good. The girl that started her work journal thread the other day brought them up. Wink
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04/18/2010 03:03 PM
Hopefulsoul
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I find it near impossible to be around people when I'm depressed and as I've got older I avoid too much interaction when I'm lively too. It's just so hard to engage with people with all those exhausted and dark feelings and sometimes really high anxiety. Then I have a feeling like I'm drunk without having had a drink when I'm at the other end of the scale so just feel like I'm really over the top and a fool. Feeling misunderstood makes us clam up I think. Don't put pressure on yourself though, you're doing the best you can given how you feel.

04/18/2010 03:36 PM
Skye35
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Santose I'm the samw way as you and am in that boat right now...I just can't get out of bed and want nothing to do with being around people I get out once a week and that is more than enough for me.

04/18/2010 04:55 PM
santos63
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Well, I'm not depressed now, somewhere around hypomania and being sick.

04/19/2010 12:01 AM
Stargeek
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Thanks guys I'm going to try the 5/5/5 exercise and force myself to interact but I'll probably take that slowly. It's really nice to know I'm not so alone in these feelings I think I'm beginning to really like this forum. Smile

04/19/2010 02:11 AM
Hopefulsoul
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It is a good place to be, there's always someone to understand Smile

04/19/2010 11:21 AM
Skye35
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what the heck is 555?

04/19/2010 04:18 PM
jenigood1
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Support groups are a good place to start because the people in them are welcoming and non-judgemental and you already have a lot in common! If there are no bipolar groups near you, look into other groups that may answer a different need you might have. For example, I joined Parents Anonymous because my teenagers were bullying me, and the group helped me raise my self-esteem and create boundaries that show other people how they must treat you better.

Practice here on us and someday you may feel ready to add a live support group to your network.


04/19/2010 04:20 PM
jenigood1
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Oh, yeah -


07/15/2010 06:30 PM
mbwheel
 
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This has been my biggest challenge. Friends can't hang around for long because they get sick of my hermit modes and then wanting to come out and be social like nothing ever happened....

I'm tired of explaining to them when I don't want to hang out. It's hard enough just going to work when I am dealing with this but then to brush off friends and family makes me want to hide in permanent hermit state.

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